Bridgestone has launched a second-generation model of Multiseason tire line, branded as Firestone. As the tire maker claims, the Firestone Multiseason Gen 02 tire, designed for passenger cars and SUVs, offers the best price/quality ratio, as well as a 20% higher resistance to wear.
The contact patch of the new model was optimized for a quicker drainage of the water on wet pavement, while resistance to wear was increased by 20% in comparison to its predecessor. This was achieved by using an extensive simulation modelling technique, which was later on tested in practice. The engineers’ efforts were rewarded by improved braking performance of Multiseason Gen 02 on both wet and dry pavements.
The second generation of Multiseason was tested by the experts of TÜV SÜD Automotive, one of Europe’s most influential institutions in the automotive industry. notes the technical expert (Shina.Guide)
During tests, the new tires demonstrated a 9% improvement of braking performance in the dry and a 14% improvement in the wet.
In accordance with the European system of tire marking, the Firestone Multiseason Gen 02 tire was referred to Class B, while its low rolling resistance provided it with Class C ranking for fuel efficiency. This tire is also certified to be driven on snow, which is confirmed by the 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) icon on the tire’s sidewall.
Developed and manufactured in Europe, the Firestone Multiseason Gen 02 tire has been available on the market since June 2019 in a wide range of fitting diameters from 13 to 18 inches. The new generation of model covers 90% of the market demand and 70% of the demand for large fitting diameters.